McNary-John Day

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NEPA Document Collection for: McNary-John Day
EIS

McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement

General NEPA Document Info
Energy Sector Transmission

Environmental
Analysis Type

EIS

Applicant

Bonneville Power Administration
Consultant Jones & Stokes

Geothermal Area

Project Location

Project Phase

Techniques

Time Frame (days)
NEPA Process Time 563
Participating Agencies

Lead Agency

Bonneville Power Administration

Funding Agency

none provided

Managing District Office

none provided

Managing Field Office

none provided

Funding Agencies

none provided

Surface Manager

none provided

Mineral Manager

none provided
Selected Dates
EID Federal Register Date 2001/05/01
Revised Application Date 2009/02/09
Scoping Initiated Date 2001/05/01
Preliminary EA-EIS Date 2002/03/08
Final EA-EIS Date
/Public Comment Period
2002/08/30
Decision Document Date 2002/11/15
NEPA Schedule Comments
Project was put on hold in 2002 and reconsidered for development in 2009. Four Supplemental Analysis, due to changes in the Project Description, were completed in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012
Relevant Numbers
Lead Agency
Doc Number
DOE/EIS-0332

Proposed Action

BPA will build a new 500-kilovolt transmission line that had been scheduled for construction six years ago and then put on hold. In 2002, BPA decided to construct a new 79-mile transmission line from McNary Substation to the John Day Substation along the Columbia River. BPA completed an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that analyzed the potential impacts of constructing, maintaining and operating the line. The line would have helped integrate power from many of the new generation projects considered in the area. However, other than some preliminary construction activities, the project was put on hold due to changing energy market conditions. BPA recently conducted a process, called Network Open Season (NOS), in which we received many new requests for use of transmission lines in this area. Building the McNary-John Day transmission line will address those requests. As part of this NOS process, BPA also conducted a financial analysis of the project.

Conditions of Approval

All the mitigation measures describe in the Draft EIS and updated in the Final EIS have been adopted as part of the ROD. A Mitigation Action Plan was prepared and included in the construction specifications to ensure mitigation measures are implemented.

Data Completion Notes

A complete record of the project files can be found on the Project website at: http://efw.bpa.gov/environmental_services/Document_Library/Mcnary-John_Day/

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Resource Analysis

Resource Not
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Present,
Not
Affected
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Potentially
Affected
Not
Indicated
Comment Applicant
Proposed
Mitigation
Agency
Imposed
Mitigation
Lands and Realty
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Geology and Minerals
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Water Quality
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Fisheries Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Vegetation
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Wildlife Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Wetlands and Riparian Zones
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Cultural Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Visual Resources
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Access and Transportation
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Air Quality
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed  
Public Health and Safety
"NEPA_Resource_Analysis" is not in the list of possible values (Not Present, Present, Not Affected, Present, Potentially Affected, Not Indicated) for this property.

 

proposed